Build a business. Before breakfast.

Creating a small business is less of an undertaking now than ever before. With Vend, Shopify, Xero and the myriad other cloud-based services, entrepreneurs are only a few clicks away from all the resources they need to start up a small business – without the enormous overheads.

A Vend ambassador in the UK has created a model that typifies this quick brick and (potentially) click paradigm. As a wholesaler of commercial espresso machines, TheCoffeeShop Co. is essentially selling just that. Coffee shops.

In one purchase TheCoffeeShop customers receive a commercial espresso machine for making coffee, Vend for selling coffee, and an iPad for processing the sale. Lease a coffee cart, create a brand, enable a payment service such as Paypal, and there you are. A business owner.

It sounds simple because it is, honest-to-goodness, simple.

Have you got an interesting story to tell us about your business, or a tip you’d like to share with other Vend customers? Then please drop us a line at We’d love to feature you on our blog.

About Tara Benedict

A former retailer (and unabashed nerd) who daydreamed about integrated POS software, Tara now delightedly recruits, promotes, and enables Vend's wonderful channel of add-ons and partners. An ardent sharer of Vend news and events, connect with Tara on Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ and never miss an opportunity to meet up with the affable Vend team.